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The 5 Stages of Overcooked During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and we’re full of yuletide joy here at Ghost Town Games (Oli’s had his tree up since November). This year we’re thrilled to bring you a little present; just keep your eyes peeled on our social channels in the coming days for all the sweet details! To help celebrate the occasion, we present to you the 5 stages of Overcooked during the holidays: Denial Yes, the Mince Pies may be on fire, and the fire extinguisher might have just slipped into the frozen lake, but there’s still plenty of time left on the timer for you and your team to pull together and serve those hungry customers! Anger Minor crisis averted, time to cook up a new batch of mince... Read more: The 5 Stages of Overcooked During the Holidays

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Xbox Game Pass Heads to Dew Tour

Winter wonderland is upon us and the Xbox Game Pass team is traveling to Breckenridge, CO to bring the magic of over 100 great games to snowboarding and winter sports enthusiasts attending the Dew Tour snowboarding competition. Between December 13-17, attendees can join in on the Xbox Game Pass fun and games in the VIP lounge and beyond, including gameplay, free Xbox Game Pass trial codes, and a hot cocoa station. For those that can’t attend in person, you can still get in on the fun. We’re partnering with snowboarder Marcus Kleveland to reach fans outside of the event.  Hailing from Dombäs, Norway, at 19 years of age Marcus already has 5 X Games medals and was the first ever... Read more: Xbox Game Pass Heads to Dew Tour

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Ashen

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Ashen's Character & Animation Lead Simon Dasan and Lead Designer Mike Vermeulen about enhancing Ashen for Xbox One X. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Ashen for Xbox One X The A44 team aimed to create a deeply immersive world... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Ashen

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Demolish Your Opponents’ Cars During The Crew 2 Free Weekend

If the idea of crunching your opponents’ cars while racing through an aircraft cemetery appeals to you, then the first free weekend for The Crew 2 on Xbox One is the place to be. Hot on the heels of the free Demolition Derby update, which added new destructible cars, new special events, a competitive new PvP mode, and more, The Crew 2 will be free to download and play for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One from December 13 at 12:01 a.m. PDT through December 17 at 9 p.m. PDT. You can also take advantage of big discounts—including up 67% off the Standard & Deluxe versions of the game from December 13 through December 20, and those who play during the free weekend will be rewarded... Read more: Demolish Your Opponents’ Cars During The Crew 2 Free Weekend

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Realm Royale Enters Closed Beta on Xbox One with Founder’s Pack Launch

Heroic Leap Games is proud to announce the next phase of our fantasy battle royale game -- Realm Royale is now in closed beta on Xbox One. We’ve been hard at work bringing the game to Xbox One, and we’re excited for players to dive into our closed beta for a firsthand look at the fresh spin on the battle royale experience that we’ve crafted. We think that Realm looks and plays great on Xbox One, so we feel that fans anticipating our launch since it was announced this past Summer will agree that it was worth the wait. If you’re just hearing about Realm Royale for the first time, we hope that you’ll join us as we continue to work hard to create the best battle royale experience... Read more: Realm Royale Enters Closed Beta on Xbox One with Founder’s Pack Launch

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Winter Wonderland Returns in Overwatch on Xbox One

It's the most wonderful time of the year! For the next three weeks, Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of a seasonal event: Winter Wonderland! Expand your collection of seasonal items, enjoy two classic winter brawls, and get ready for lots of holiday fun and loot in this limited-time event. This year, we’re celebrating by bringing back a pair of Overwatch players’ favorite Arcade brawls: Yeti Hunter and Mei’s Snowball Offensive. We’ve also decked the halls of the Blizzard World map with a sprinkle of wintry holiday cheer. But we know what you really want most: presents! Unlock new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Krampus Junkrat,... Read more: Winter Wonderland Returns in Overwatch on Xbox One

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Singer Kane Brown to Help Support U.S. Veterans on Next Xbox Live Sessions

Fresh off receiving his No. 1 Billboard 200 debuting album, “Experiment,” and third No. 1 country radio single with “Lose It,” singer and songwriter Kane Brown will be joining the next episode of Xbox Live Sessions on Tuesday, December 11 at 4 p.m. PST to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. You can catch Kane experiencing Call of Duty’s signature gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat; fighting waves of the undead in the biggest Zombies offering ever across three full undead adventures; and seeing if he can leave none standing in the massive battle royale experience, Blackout, on the Mixer Xbox Channel and YouTube Xbox Channel. It’s fitting for Kane to join this episode of... Read more: Singer Kane Brown to Help Support U.S. Veterans on Next Xbox Live Sessions

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Kingdom Two Crowns and its Feudal Japan Inspiration

Today Kingdom Two Crowns is launching on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass, the next installment in the award-winning micro-strategy series. We introduce a brand-new campaign mode which moves away from the roguelike element that we had in previous iterations. By making this shift it opened the opportunity to expand the games experience and choices having longer and bigger impacts to your Kingdom. It also created the narrative to allow the player to renew their reign over their Kingdom as a new ruler who inherits it in decay and must repair and continue the plight against the Greed. And ultimately finding a means to defeat the Greed for good! Another major addition to Kingdom Two Crowns is... Read more: Kingdom Two Crowns and its Feudal Japan Inspiration

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Discover the World of Anthem on Xbox One

Greetings, Freelancers! We know you’re itching to suit up in your Javelin for the first time and set out to make a name for yourself in Anthem on Xbox One. And while we wait patiently (or impatiently) for February 22 -- or February 15 for EA Access members -- let’s go over some of the awesome new content we’ve shown off. First things first: you should watch that trailer at the top of this article. You may have already seen it when it launched during The Game Awards, but it’s worth watching again. It brings the history of Anthem to life with just a hint of the looming enemy that threatens to upend the uneasy balance of this dangerous world. But there’s even more to... Read more: Discover the World of Anthem on Xbox One

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Five Tips to Get Started in Warframe’s New Fortuna Expansion on Xbox One

The open world of Fortuna has arrived in all its frigid, mysterious, terraformed glory and it’s beckoning you, Tenno, to join the rebel faction Solaris United. We've talk about what’s in Fortuna since we announced it at TennoCon last July, but where do you start? What do you do once you get there? Below are five helpful tips to get you started on The Orb Vallis (the surface world) and Fortuna (the underground hub). For more help on basics, check out the Warframe starter guide. 1) Get Your K-Drive Hoverboard Once you’ve arrived in Fortuna, the underground hub city, you’ll find a beautiful world to explore. Walk around, check things out, and in your travels find the... Read more: Five Tips to Get Started in Warframe’s New Fortuna Expansion on Xbox One

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Details on Vigor 0.7 Update: Breach

In the previous update to the post-war shoot 'n' loot game Vigor, the team focused on technical improvements, significant looting and crafting reworks, and the addition of the possibility to play with a friend. Building upon the fundamentals, the new update "Breach" -- availble now on Xbox One -- lets us bring some interesting gameplay additions to showcase the intended path for future development of the game. Breach the Barricades The core of encounters, or matches, in Vigor is looting, surviving, and optionally trying to get the most valuable reward: the airdrop. In the future, we want to bring more variety to the formula, to which we take the first steps in the "Breach" update.... Read more: Details on Vigor 0.7 Update: Breach

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 11 to 14

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 11 to 14

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Away: Journey to the Unexpected is a New Take on the FPS Genre

Hello, I am Aurélien Regard, one half of the team behind Away: Journey to the Unexpected, releasing on Xbox One February 8, 2019. I'd like to quickly go through the creative process behind Away, from 2016 to how it is today. One thing I love about the first-person shooter (FPS) genre is the power of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. However, between over-the-top action shooters and narrative walking sims, I felt like the genre was missing the concept of action-adventures. So, came the idea behind Away: Journey to the Unexpected! At least the foundation of its gameplay. Here's a look at some early prototype screenshots... I also took some inspirations on the way, in... Read more: Away: Journey to the Unexpected is a New Take on the FPS Genre

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Behind the Doors of Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Available Now on Xbox One

In Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek we wanted to explore the story of events that lead up directly to the original game. I know all of you had questions on what exactly happened, and why the Neighbor is the way he is. This is a very dramatic prequel, and some of you may need to take a moment to digest what happens here. I won't spoil anything, that is up to you to experience. So let's talk about the game. It's a story of two kids -- the Neighbor's kids. They have their favorite game - Hide and Seek. They constantly play around the house. And being a Hello Neighbor game, it dives deep into the imagination of children. From a real-world perspective, they're just playing a game. From the... Read more: Behind the Doors of Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Available Now on Xbox One

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Xbox Game Pass: Mortal Kombat X, Ashen, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and More This December

Hello, Xbox Game Pass members! It’s been, what... a whole 24 hours since we announced new games coming to Xbox Game Pass? Time to drop a few more for December. We’re here to share the factual facts about factual games coming, in fact, to Xbox Game Pass with facts. You already know that there are over one hundred great games at your fingertips... but wait, there's more! Here is how to get the most out of your Xbox Game Pass membership this month (that isn’t just a shameless plug to go follow our Twitter and Instagram and ask you to share your favorite cat gifs with us): Warn everyone in the house you might randomly yell, “Finish him!” when playing Mortal Kombat X Caution... Read more: Xbox Game Pass: Mortal Kombat X, Ashen, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and More This December

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This Week on Xbox: December 7, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Xbox Game Pass: Mortal Kombat X, Ashen, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and More This December Hello, Xbox Game Pass members! It’s been, what... a whole 24 hours since we announced new games coming to Xbox Game Pass? Time to drop a few more for December. We’re here to share the factual facts about factual games coming... Read... Read more: This Week on Xbox: December 7, 2018

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Far Cry: New Dawn Transforms A Familiar Far Cry World

Those who played Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 to completion know it concluded with a Hope County-consuming mushroom cloud and a vindicated cult leader. While Project at Eden's Gate's Joseph Seed was right about the End of Days, the prophesying “Father” couldn't predict what would come next for the rural Montana county and its inhabitants. Thankfully, Far Cry: New Dawn is eager to answers those questions. Serving as both a sequel and standalone adventure, New Dawn picks up 17 years after Far Cry 5's shocking final act. In the nearly twenty years since the bombs dropped, Hope County has not only survived the harsh nuclear winter, but has begun to bloom again. As such, the game doesn't feature... Read more: Far Cry: New Dawn Transforms A Familiar Far Cry World

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Experience the Wild Open World of Rage 2 with a New Trailer

It’s not enough for us to just tell you how crazy the world of Rage 2 is. That’s something you need to see to believe – and we’ve got something new for you that’ll surely turn you into a believer, ahead of the game’s launch on Xbox One on May 14, 2019. From the towering rock formations and Old World remnants of the Torn Plains, to the boggy swamplands and rusted junkyards of the Sekreto Wetlands, the post-post-apocalyptic world of Rage 2 is a living, breathing, murderous entity. The survivors who haven’t turned to lives of crime are just doing whatever they can to scrape by and rebuild society. The team has created a world that captures this spirit of rebirth. Of... Read more: Experience the Wild Open World of Rage 2 with a New Trailer